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Notebook scandal gives Argentina “unprecedented opportunity” to tackle corruption, official says

Notebook scandal gives Argentina “unprecedented opportunity” to tackle corruption, official says

May 17, 2019, GIR

The president of Argentina’s financial information unit has said that a high-profile case that hit the headlines last year presents an opportunity for significant anti-corruption reforms in the country.

GIR Live DC – in pictures

GIR Live DC – in pictures

May 16, 2019, GIR

Photos from the fourth annual GIR Live DC, held at Covington & Burling on 15 May and chaired by Lawrence Urgenson of Mayer Brown and Kathryn Cameron Atkinson of Miller & Chevalier.

DOJ sees “shift” in companies reporting Chinese economic espionage

DOJ sees “shift” in companies reporting Chinese economic espionage

May 15, 2019, GIR

“We believe it is in your interest and the interest of your clients to work with us collaboratively in this effort,” David Burns, a senior official at the DOJ’s national security division, said on Wednesday.

SFO director “grown up enough” to make Airbus charging decision

SFO director “grown up enough” to make Airbus charging decision

April 05, 2019, GIR

A leading UK lawyer has said SFO directors should be given autonomy to make decisions on whether to charge companies with corruption predating the UK Bribery Act.

UK SAR reform “a bit like Brexit”

UK SAR reform “a bit like Brexit”

April 05, 2019, GIR

Current proposals to reform how suspicious activity reports are filed in the UK lack coherence and “may be worse than the original illness”, the former head of anti-money laundering and sanctions at Allied Irish Bank has said.

Mark Steward: “Speed is not the only measure of success”

Mark Steward: “Speed is not the only measure of success”

April 04, 2019, GIR

At GIR Live London, the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s head of enforcement and market oversight has said that he is “not concerned” with the agency’s record-breaking caseload that has grown rapidly since his appointment.

Money laundering crackdown has not reached the UK

Money laundering crackdown has not reached the UK

December 11, 2018, GIR

The UK’s resource-strapped authorities aren’t equipped to tackle the vast swathe of money laundering cases that aren’t large enough to be handled by the UK Serious Fraud Office.

SFO refuses to issue Bribery Act compliance guidance

SFO refuses to issue Bribery Act compliance guidance

December 10, 2018, GIR

Lawyers at GIR Live in London lamented the lack of guidance from the SFO on the Bribery Act, seven years after the legislation came into force.

Waiving privilege shows willingness to cooperate, SFO official says

Waiving privilege shows willingness to cooperate, SFO official says

December 06, 2018, GIR

The SFO’s joint head of bribery and corruption said that companies that want to receive cooperation credit should strongly consider waiving privilege over factual accounts.

GIR Live Zurich: Cross-border investigations and witness interviews

GIR Live Zurich: Cross-border investigations and witness interviews

November 23, 2018, GIR

Lawyers at GIR’s inaugural conference in Zurich discussed the common pitfalls in conducting internal investigations, such as failing to secure evidence at the start of a probe.